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LG LW550

55" 100Hz Apr 2011
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television received an expert rating of 80% from homecinemachoice.com.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Fourteen LG LW550 owners who bought the product agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “However, as impressive as the 3D tech is” in their review of this TV. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Strong 3D performance”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “One of the best LCD 3D TVs”.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who bought the product considered that it was good value for money. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “The LG 42L 550T is an affordable option for those dying to hop on the 3D TV bandwagon” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Fair value”.

A few LG LW550 reviewers considered that the product was a bargain for the price. Homecinemachoice.com said “The LG 42L 550T may be a bargain”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Very cheap 3D glasses”.

One LG LW550 reviewer who reviewed the LG LW550 reckoned that it was cheap. Homecinemachoice.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their LG LW550 review “The passive 3D tech works to deliver impressive 3D images from inexpensive glasses”.

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Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Light, comfortable passive 3D glasses”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “3D viewing is comfortable and sociable”.

One person thought the LG LW550 had a good interface. Homecinemachoice.com said “Top class upscaling, user interface, clean and flicker-free 3D, seven pairs of 3D glasses”.

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LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 6,328 expert and owner reviews for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its large TVs range.

Good Connectivity

One person considered that the LG LW550 was able to connect to the internet. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of the LG LW550 “Topnotch Internet features”.

Good Technical Features

One LG LW550 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good features.

Good Picture Quality

One LG LW550 reviewer thought the LG LW550 had a wide viewing angle. Homecinemachoice.com gave the LG LW550 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned three years ago “Comes with multi pairs of glasses, halfres images are good, wide viewing angle”.

One LG LW550 owner said in their reviews that this TV had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com said “Rich, natural colours” in their review. One LG LW550 owner wrote in their reviews that the LG LW550 had a flickering image. Homecinemachoice.com said “3D images are bright and flicker free” .

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Good High Def TV

One LG LW550 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Homecinemachoice.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Full HD 3D not as detailed as on active 3D screens”.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the LG LW550 is 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of televisions of a similar spec and age to the LW550 is 6.3ms, and the response times range from 0.1ms to 16ms. When compared to other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the LW550, the LG LW550's response time of only 2.4 milliseconds is one of the fastest.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

A number of LG LW550 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it did not have good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of this TV three years ago “Inconsistent 2Dt 3D conversion, poor audio” however despite that they gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Audio sounds slightly tinny”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Uninspiring audio”.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The LG LW550 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Other televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at include the Samsung UN55H8000[plb_2466796_price], or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804[plb_2382034_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LG LW550 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

It is worth considering other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the LW550 do not have a built-in camera. The LG LW550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UN55ES8000[plb_403312_price], or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804[plb_2382034_price].

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The LG LW550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA9809[pl_2043038_price], the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EA880[pl_2403544_price] all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG LW550

OK Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of C, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the LW550 will cost £115 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 324 large TVs that have been available for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Refresh Rate

At 100 hertz, the LG LW550 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the LW550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Sharp LC-60LE636[plb_400108_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a faster refresh rate then you might also want to consider the UE55F6800[pl_2162497_price] (120Hz), or the UE55F6100[pl_2149172_price] (120Hz) both from Samsung.

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Specification

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HD Type
3D Compatible
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Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
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Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

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12 September 2013

Up until now, most of the marketing activity for 3D has been based around active systems, which require expensive (c. £100 per pair) LCD-shutter glasses which need charging, and can have issues... Read more…

Comes with multi pairs of glasses, halfres images are good, wide viewing angle
At a little over 560, the LG 42L 550T is an affordable option for those dying to hop on the 3D TV bandwagon
The LG 42L 550T may be a bargain but it still performs admirably
The passive 3D tech works to deliver impressive 3D images from inexpensive glasses
The first time you watch something, theres a real sense of looking at something in the third dimension
Inconsistent 2Dt 3D conversion, poor audio
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £114.99
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0.57T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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